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For those who don't know, I have been more active on this forum in the last month due to being on "vacation" with family. Typically I only use the internet when I come into town once a week or so. And then it is only for a few hours. This is due to not yet having internet on my property. I do plan to get it up there once I start building my house and know were I want the placement of the receiver dish.

My brother had a stroke a year and half ago and had to move in with the parents. I came down to help out giving my brother rides etc while the parents went on a month long cruse in New Zealand and Australia. My brother wants to move back to Seattle, so I am driving him back up with a bunch of his stuff. Now there had already been a plan for me to come down and pick up several of really nice windows my parents had gotten for the house they are building in AZ, plus a friend of the family who works with windows and doors hooked me up with a bunch of free doors.

Well finally got the moving truck of stuff all loaded up today and will be hitting the road in the morning. My brother had kept saying and wanting to leave Sat, I kept saying Mon was more likely. Turns out it will be Tues morning.

I had a blast being able to actually participate more on permies, like before I had bought my property and moved off grid into a trailer. I really enjoy this site. The people here are great, and the info is just amazing. I will try to keep up on updating my homestead thread, and especially try to remember to take pics and video.
If interested and hadn't seen it here is a link https://permies.com/t/56342/Moving-Okanogan-homestead-land-pics

For those who didn't know, I won the ticket to the 2019 PDC while on this working vacation, just wow!
First time I won anything.

I shared this on the PDC contest page, but well worth it to post here as well.

Something I realized, if I hadn't been on vacation for this last month with constant internet access I likely would not have won, or missed the notification and it would have passed to the next person.

At home I don't have internet on my property yet. I could get it, but I am waiting till I start to build my house and have a better idea of where I want it set up. Plus it gets me into town to the coffee shop where I can be social and not turn into a hermit. But I tend to only get to town once maybe twice a week tops, and often I can go 2 weeks without going in. Especially during the spring melt when I try to use the road as little as possible.

So since I was able to participate more than usual and get the notification right away, YAY!

Just funny thinking about how the random chance wheel works. So many variables at play to make something happen, one piece of it missing and it could all fall apart.



So this has been an amazing trip for me. Not over yet, but I am looking forward to getting home. I miss my mountain. I have missed my little home so very much. I wonder if the bear who I think lives on my property has come out of it's hibernation yet, did the trout I put in the pond survive the winter, and so much more.

While I won't be commenting nearly as much as I have in this last month, I will still be around. Reading more than commenting, but enjoying the site a lot. Since I plan to start doing some bigger projects, I will likely be posting more video and pics as it will be a lot more share worthy stuff.

Thank you all, staff and members of this forum for being here. It is a wonderful place and I look forward to a long time sharing and learning with you all.

Devin
 
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Just letting folks know, we almost made it to Sacramento area. About 100 miles short.

Tomorrow is going to be a lot easier. Just on up I-5. No one to say bye to, no turns to make, no detour around a giant hole in the ground that tourists flock to.
 
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Glad to hear you're trip is going well. I agree - permies is a great place to hang out, even if it is a virtual space!
 
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Well made it to Seattle area, got my brother's stuff unloaded, and will be heading home tomorrow. Yay.

Really looking forward to getting beck to my place. Hopefully the dirt road going in isn't too bad with mud from spring melt and I will have no trouble getting in and home.

Though I still have to unload and return the uhaul with awesome but large heavy windows and doors and pick up my city car at the airport.

So another couple days of travel and stuff, before I can enjoy my little slice of heaven.
 
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I do hope you have help available for those huge windows - safety first please. That said, we harvested 2 sets of double glazed sliding glass patio doors up two stories through an elevator shaft using ropes and pulleys for the vertical heavy lifting and wheels for the horizontal part. It still took two BSB's (Big Strong Boys) to do the guiding and set up, but we got them home. Now if I could just get the help to turn them into a greenhouse, I'd be even happier. I may have to settle for an over-sized cold frame/potting shed.
 
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Made it to my place late afternoon yesterday. I was surprised the road was not a muddy mess. Even more surprised to see my pond was not full and over flowing.

I was hoping the late snows were going to give us some of the much needed moisture. But does not seem like it was even close to enough.

Not looking forward to the summer as the lack of water is going to likely cause a bad fire year.
 
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